Monthly Archives: October 2016

so long Bobomobile 

This has been a good car . I  will miss it much.

Marcia Bobo donated this car to “Across the Land” a few years back. It’s been almost 20,000 miles wearing those signs you see in that picture . It’s been raising awareness and moving me around. The engine gave out this morning .

Because of my misfortune I met David and Justin, a father and son wrecker crew. They were a big help.

a quote – see what you think

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn’t matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one 
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

Hindu teaching

quote by Francis S. Collins – NIH

“We are not,  at the moment,  limited by ideas.  We are not limited by scientific opportunities .  We are not limited by talent .  We are, unfortunately,  limited by resources to be able to move this Enterprise  forward at the pace that it could take.”

my visit to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University 

Thank you for the invitation Dr. Zawada, and the tour. Thanks for all of the information and the introductions.

The gentleman holding the baby showed us the equipment in the simulation department.

Her aunt has early onset alzheimers disease.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is a for-profit, private, medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Founded in 2013, the school is located on the campus of New Mexico State University.Wikipedia

Here is a link to the website of the Burrell College . 

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Alzheimer’s Association in Las Cruces, New Mexico 

Dr. Michael Zuwada is a professor at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. He informed me a few minutes ago about the Alzheimer’s Association office here. I was unaware it existed.  

I called and spoke with Pat for a few minutes. She is a volunteer and has been for about 3 months. She told me she loves, and always has, interacting with dementia parients. She was a psych nurse. 

Veronica – a caregiver 

Picture taken in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Spent time with a Facebook friend and her dad this morning. 

5 defining moments in my life

  • Holding dad’s hand as he struggled with his last breath. My brother held the other one. Dad had alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Visiting with a friend dying with lung cancer. He tried to make me smile. He died shortly after I left. Not much family with him at the end. He mentioned that. 
  • Getting the phone call telling me my brother died. We spoke for 45 minutes the evening before. He had a massive heart attack. 
  • Being told my friend had taken his life. He was just back from Afghanistan. I thought all was good with him. 
  • Being told another friend had taken his life. The note said he did not want his family to live with his dementia. 

      Where am I going with that? Probably to say that I keep going, looking for and finding the good in life and enjoying it, knowing that pain will come again. When it does, I will endure and keep going! It has made me want to help others endure the pain and find the good. Maybe that helps me. 

      what a great runner and humanitarian 

      http://www.cooperinstitute.org/

      They are involved in alzheimer’s research. 

      Google Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper and see what you think. I first heard of him in 1968. 

      I did what he said and lost 100 lbs in 11 months.  

      Good cardiovascular health may slow or even stop alzheimer’s and other disease. That’s why this post is here.   

      Moderation is key to excercise, for most of us. 

      take a look at the medical school in Las Cruces, New Mexico 

      https://bcomnm.org/

      Click on the link, read about it. 

      what has kept me raising awareness for 53 months?

      Knowing that approximately 1,309 people are diagnosed with alzheimer’s disease each and every day, and knowing that approximately 68% of those folks are women. Those numbers are for America, not the whole planet.

      Being told, in person, by hundreds of caregivers how this disease has affected both them and the person they are giving care to. The affects have been horrific. 

      Also knowing the projections of what this disease will do to our way of life, if we don’t slow and finally stop it. We will not be able to afford this disease, if left unchecked. 

      I know we have the best the world has to offer looking for preventative measures and a cure, but they need money. The Alzheimer’s Association is working to get more money from the NIH ever day. 

      Caregivers need to be told someone cares and they need access to real tangible help. The Alzheimer’s Association can help. The caregivers need to know the Alzheimer’s Association exists and how to contact them.  Call 1.800.272.3900 anytime